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OPERA(1)		    General Commands Manual		      OPERA(1)

NAME
       opera - Fast and	secure web browser and Internet	suite

SYNOPSIS
       opera [options] [URL...]

DESCRIPTION
       Opera  is  a  graphical Web browser available on	several	platforms. The
       desktop version described in this manual	page  runs  on	GNU/Linux  and
       FreeBSD.	Versions for Windows and MacOS X are also available.

COMMAND	LINE OPTIONS
       These support both double and single dash as prefix.  Several other op-
       tions are also supported, notably including many	generic	X Toolkit  op-
       tions; see --help output	for details.

       --personaldir path

       --pd path
	      Use path as personal configuration directory (ignore default lo-
	      cation).

       --remote	command
	      Send command to an existing Opera	window.	 See "REMOTE COMMANDS"
	      section below.

       --nomail
	      Start  Opera  without internal e-mail client (also disables chat
	      and newsfeeds).

       --nosession
	      Do not open a saved window session or homepage.

       --noshape
	      Suppress X shape-extension for widgets, to make their  full  un-
	      derlying rectangle visible (useful for debug).

       --nowin
	      Do not open any document windows.

       --version
	      Display version information and exit.

       -h, --help
	      Print option summary and exit.

REMOTE COMMANDS
       Since  commands	include	parentheses, which have	special	meaning	to the
       shell, it is important to enclose remote	commands in quotes, like --re-
       mote  'openURL()'  so  as  to  prevent  the shell from interpreting the
       parentheses.  In	the following, destination is one of new-window	for  a
       new  window,  new-page for a new	page (or tab) or background-page for a
       new background page (opened in an inactive new tab).

       openURL()
	      Open "Go to" dialog box prompting	for input.

       openURL(URL)
	      Open URL in active window.

       openURL(URL,destination)
	      open URL in destination window, tab or background.

       openFile(destination)
	      Open file	selector in destination	window or page (background not
	      supported).

       openM2(new-window)
	      Open Opera mail client list view in a new	window.

       openComposer(new-window)
	      Open Opera mail composer in a new	window.

       addBookmark(URL)
	      Add URL to bookmark list.

       raise()
	      Raises the Opera window.

       lower()
	      Lowers the Opera window.

FILES AND DIRECTORIES
       /usr/local/lib/opera
	      Installation directory for Opera binaries, with a	separate plug-
	      ins sub-directory	for plugins.

       /usr/local/share/opera
	      Opera shared resource directory.	Contains assorted data files.

       /usr/local/etc/operaprefs_default.ini
	      Default settings for Opera configurations; may be	overridden  by
	      the operaprefs.ini in a user's personal configuration directory.

       /usr/local/etc/operaprefs_fixed.ini
	      System  settings	for Opera configurations; cannot be overridden
	      by users.

       ~/.opera
	      The default personal configuration directory.

CONFIGURATION DIRECTORY
       Private data for	each user is stored in a personal configuration	direc-
       tory.  By default this is ~/.opera but you can override this by setting
       OPERA_PERSONALDIR (for example in your login shell's standard  configu-
       ration file) to a location of your choosing; or by passing a chosen di-
       rectory with the	--personaldir command-line option.  For	the most  part
       it is best to access the	files in this directory	via the	preference and
       appearance dialogs - accessed either from the Tools menu	of  the	 Opera
       user  interface	or  via	 a  keyboard shortcut: type Alt+P for the main
       preferences dialog, Shift+F12 for the appearance	dialog or  simply  F12
       for  a menu of the more commonly	set basic preferences from each.  (You
       can control Opera entirely from the keyboard, including	any  of	 these
       dialogs;	to dismiss a dialog, use the Esc key.)

       Most  files  in the directory have names	which express their functions.
       Many of them have  backups  saved  in  *.bak  files.   The  file	 oper-
       aprefs.ini in this directory records most user preferences.  Entries in
       it can override the locations of	some of	the other files; this descrip-
       tion relates each to its	default	location.  A fuller account of the op-
       eraprefs.ini file may be	found  at  http://www.opera.com/support/using-
       opera/operaini/.	  Bookmarks  are recorded in bookmarks.adr, and	global
       browsing	history	is recorded in global.dat; browsing histories for  in-
       dividual	 tabs  are  a part of the session state	saved as files in ses-
       sions.  In this sub-directory, the state	 of  the  current  session  is
       saved  in  autosave.win;	 other sessions	may be saved (see the Sessions
       sub-menu	of the main File menu) to other	files in this  directory.   It
       is prudent to save such a named session before starting up Opera	with a
       radically new version (especially if it is a beta release).

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       OPERA_PERSONALDIR
	      Override default personal	configuration directory

       OPERA_STRICT_FILE_PERMISSIONS
	      Use owner-only permissions for all files created (as if by umask
	      077)  if	set  to	 YES,  TRUE (case insensitively	matched) or 1.
	      Otherwise	honour umask setting in	the normal way.

       OPERA_SYSTEM_UNAME
	      Override the operating system name. If set, Opera	will use  this
	      value  as	part of	the User Agent string instead of trying	to de-
	      tect the operating system.

AUTHOR
       This program was	written	by Opera Software  ASA	http://www.opera.com/.
       Please  refer  to  /usr/local/share/doc/opera/LICENSE for more informa-
       tion.

BUG REPORTS
       If   you	  find	 a   bug   in	 Opera	  please    report    it    to
       https://bugs.opera.com/wizard/

SEE ALSO
       Output from opera --help	for a fuller list of supported options.

       http://www.opera.com/docs/switches/  for	an on-line account of the sup-
       ported options.

       http://help.opera.com/ for more general on-line	help  (also  available
       via the Help menu on Opera's main toolbar).

				   July	2013			      OPERA(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | COMMAND LINE OPTIONS | REMOTE COMMANDS | FILES AND DIRECTORIES | CONFIGURATION DIRECTORY | ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES | AUTHOR | BUG REPORTS | SEE ALSO

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